Contractor of Unity Market project chided for slow work
Posted on : 27 Jan 2021  Source of News: The Borneo Post

Yii (left) shares his thoughts with a member of the public during the inspection on downtown Miri.

MIRI: The Miri City Council (MCC) would issue stern warning to the contractor of the Unity Market upgrading project for ‘the slow pace of works’.

Mayor Adam Yii said the project should have reached completion last week.

“As of now, the works have not finished with many loose ends here and there. We are warning the contractor for such slow pace of works progress,” he said yesterday.

Earlier, Yii with several councillors and MCC enforcement personnel conducted checks on compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP) at the markets and eateries across the city centre.

He did notice lesser crowds in public areas such as markets, following the enforcement of Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

In general, he was satisfied with the good SOP compliance among the business operators as well as their customers.

With Miri still a Red Zone and the CMCO in force, the mayor was worried about the rising number of positive Covid-19 cases in the district.

He said MCC had released a notice to remind the public to help the authorities in the fight against Covid-19 by strictly observing the SOPs like wearing face masks at public places, maintaining physical distancing, sanitising hands regularly and refraining from travelling to the rural areas – and vice versa – unless absolutely necessary.

He also said the MCC would tighten the enforcement of the SOP at business premises in areas under its jurisdiction.

“Let us all work together in combating the Covid-19 pandemic, and hope that Miri would return into becoming a Green Zone in the soonest time possible.”

On another issue, Yii had also instructed MCC’s Public Health Section to issue reminder to the food hawkers to not dispose of used cooking oil into drains as this would cause foul smell
and clogging to the drainage.